New York Times reports that an Episcopal priest is among the finalists for the 2014 National Book Awards for poetry:
The National Book Foundation on Tuesday released its longlist of poetry nominees for the 2014 National Book Awards.
Five finalists will be announced on Oct. 15, and the winners will be recognized at an awards gala on Nov. 19 that will be hosted by Daniel Handler, a k a Lemony Snicket.
Spencer Reece, ‘The Road to Emmaus,’ Farrar, Straus and Giroux
A sequence of narrative poems about an Episcopal priest who works as a chaplain at a hospital and prison and struggles with loneliness. Mr. Reece, an Episcopal priest, is working on a prose book about his decision to enter the priesthood late in life.